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    28 Influential Black Women

    Throughout the year of 2022, Real Women Atlanta Magazine will commemorate Black Women who have paved the way for us. They are trailblazers who have defeated the odds against them. But throughout history, Black women have been underestimated and undervalued.

    Malcolm X said, ” The Most Disrespected person in America is the Black Woman. The Most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The Most neglected person in America is the Black woman.

    Here are 28 Influential Black Women:

    1. Sojourner Truth, Activist
    2. Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist
    3. Madam C.J. Walker, Entrepreneur
    4. Zora Neale Hurston, Novelist
    5. Hattie McDaniel, Actress
    6. Rosa Parks, Activist
    7. Mary Jackson, Engineer
    8. Dorothy Vaughn, Engineer
    9. Katherine G. Johnson, Engineer
    10. Dorothy Dandridge, Actress
    11. Coretta Scott King, Author
    12. Shirley Chisholm, Politician
    13. Maya Angelou, Poet
    14. Toni Morrison, Novelist
    15. Nina Simone, Singer
    16. Angela Davis, Political Activist
    17. Ruby Bridges, Activist
    18. Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor
    19. Mae Jamison, Physician
    20. Michelle Obama, First Lady
    21. Halle Berry, Actress
    22. Shonda Rhimes, TV Producer
    23. Tyra Banks, Model & Mogul
    24. Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Athlete
    25. Beyonnce, Singer
    26. Serena Williams, Tennis Player
    27. Misty Copeland, Dancer
    28. Gabby Douglas, Gymnist

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